With volcano calm, normalcy sought

  • An orchid Wednesday at Akatsuka Orchid Gardens in Volcano. (HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald)
  • Nathan Sherwood talks with a customer from Illinois Wednesday at Akatsuka Orchid Gardens in Volcano. (HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald)

  • Takeshi Akatsuka prunes the Black Orchid display Wednesday at Akatsuka Orchid Gardens in Volcano. (HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald)
  • Geneva Sanger prepares an orchid for shipment to Everett, Wash., for a customer Wednesday at Akatsuka Orchid Gardens in Volcano. (HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald)

HILO — Like many Volcano businesses, the Akatsuka Orchid Gardens is looking forward to a return to normalcy after Saturday’s reopening of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.